Replace pro-Israeli judge, say Odeh lawyers

first_imgRasmea OdehChicago — In a major development, attorneys for Palestinian community leader Rasmea Odeh filed a motion July 14 calling for Judge Paul D. Borman to recuse himself from the case. The supporting brief argues that Borman, a lifelong and dedicated supporter of Israel, cannot play the “neutral and detached” role that the law requires.A spurious report from the Associated Press irresponsibly presumes that the defense is bringing this motion because Judge Borman is Jewish. Odeh and her attorneys, including Michael Deutsch, who is Jewish himself, deny this, noting that the motion and supporting brief extensively document Borman’s close ties to the state of Israel, never once mentioning his religion. The AP article has been picked up across the country, and the national Rasmea Defense Committee demands a retraction.Odeh has pled not guilty to unlawful procurement of naturalization, a charge alleging that she failed to mention, in her 2004 application for U.S. citizenship, that she was arrested in Palestine 45 years ago, and tried in an Israeli military court that “convicts” 99.74 percent of Palestinians who come before it. Odeh was physically and sexually tortured into a confession by Israeli prison authorities in 1969.The motion describes how this is important to her defense: “The defendant’s case directly raises issues about the legality of the continuing 47-year belligerent occupation of the West Bank by the State of Israel and the State’s policy of sanctioning the systematic torture of Palestinian detainees by the Israeli military and security police.”In the papers filed with the court, attorneys Deutsch and James Fennerty describe Judge Borman’s long history of support for Israel. They argue: “Clearly, one who has been a life-long supporter and promoter of Israel and has deep ties to the State of Israel spanning over 50 years, who no doubts believes that Israel is a great democracy and protector of human rights, cannot be ‘reasonably’ said to be impartial when these claims of torture and illegality are raised by a Palestinian defendant.“Further, it is reasonable to conclude that as a result of this Court’s many trips to Israel … that this Court has ‘personal knowledge of disputed evidentiary facts concerning this case.’”According to one of the defense committee’s spokespeople, Hatem Abudayyeh, “This motion is about trying to get [Odeh] a fair trial. Borman’s bias is clear.”“Winning this case is not limited to a legal strategy,” Abudayyeh continued. “Thousands of people from across the country are supporting and fighting for Rasmea Odeh. We are urging the government to drop the charges against her. If they don’t, we are mobilizing to fill the courtroom every day of the trial.”The trial is set for Sept. 8 in Detroit.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Limerick schools asked to show Racism the Red Card

first_imgFILM REVIEW – Zombieland 2: Double Tap Previous articlePiano duo Paddy Dennehy and Jack O’Rourke set to perform togetherNext articleInsurance costs no longer sustainable for Limerick business Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEducationLimerick schools asked to show Racism the Red CardBy Staff Reporter – February 15, 2018 1100 Email FILM REVIEW: 1917 Facebook Linkedin FILM REVIEW: Joker WhatsAppcenter_img Win more than €1,000 wedding prize for one lucky couple with Strand Hotel and Matthew Stephens Jewellers Twitter FILM REVIEW: Don’t Let Go Advertisement Photo:Barry CroninShow Racism the Red Card are calling on all primary and secondary schools, youth organisations, children and young people in Limerick to enter their annual ‘Anti-Racism Creative Competition 2018.’The competition encourages young people to develop creative anti-racism messages using written, visual and audio-visual means. The deadline for entries is Friday, 30th March 2018.Show Racism the Red Card is an international anti-racism and education charity. Speaking about the Anti-Racism Creative Competition, Garrett Mullan, Executive Director of Show Racism the Red Card, said: “Racism continues to be a serious issue in Irish society, and it’s an issue that needs to be tackled in our schools, youth organisations and sports clubs from Limerick. By encouraging children and young people to use their creativity to develop anti-racist messages, we hope to instill an understanding of the negative implications of racism that will resonate with young people, helping us to stamp out racism.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Every year we are blown away by the talent of entrants and the creativity and originality of their work. We hope this year will be the same! We’re encouraging all schools and youth organisations around Ireland to get involved.”Schools, organisations and individuals can get involved by registering online at www.theredcard.ie/ competition.Entries can be submitted in the form of written articles, comment pieces, opinion pieces, reports, poems, sculpture, mural, mosaic, artworks, video, film or animation.For further information on how to get involved, please contact [email protected] about education here. TAGScompetitionGarrett MullanschoolsShow Racism the Red Card FILM REVIEW: Ad Astra Printlast_img read more

Super Eagles defender open to Bundesliga return

first_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Inventions That Make Our Lives Much EasierTop 8 Best Looking US First Ladies EverBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts Super Eagles and Brighton defender, Leon Balogun, has refused to rule out a return to the German Bundesliga. Brighton defender Leon Balogun (middle) The future of the central defender will be the subject of speculation in the coming weeks as his contract with Brighton runs out at the end of next month. “Germany is my home, I would always think about it,” Balogun said to Kicker. “I’m still fit. Even if I turn 32 in summer, I still have a few years in my legs. I would also like to continue the experience of England, but the bottom line is that it is nowhere like at home.”Advertisement Loading… center_img Balogun spent this on loan with Wigan Athletic. The former Mainz, Werder Bremen and Fortuna Dusseldorf man has enjoyed a new lease of life since moving to the Latics, leading to his recall to the Super Eagles for their postponed Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. read also:Leon Balogun: My Super Eagles’ recall special Balogun also lists Hertha BSC, FC Hertha 03 Zehlendorf, Türkiyemspor Berlin, Hannover 96 and Darmstadt 98 among his previous clubs in Germany. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Two Killed, Two Injured in Overnight Shooting at Broward Street Party

first_imgDetectives are investigating a early Sunday shooting in Broward County that left two people dead and two others wounded.According to Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Gerdy St. Louis, the gunfire occurred around 1:30 a.m. near the 3000 block of NW 12th Court, in the unincorporated part of the county.Genesie Homes, a neighbor who witnessed the incident, described a scene with “people running everywhere” after the shooting started during a street party.“A girl was running and fell,” she said. “I was trying to revive her. She still had a pulse. I worked on her until police took over. She was shot in the head.”Several people called 911 to report the shooting.“All of 30th Terrace was full of people,” Homes said. “I heard a whole heap of shots. We were all running and ducking.”Responding deputies found four individuals bleeding from gunshot wounds.Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue treated the wounded, but two victims ultimately died at the scene.Paramedics rushed the other two to a local hospital for treatment.The names and ages of the victims have not yet been released.Homes says a man driving through the neighborhood was also shot and taken to the hospital for treatment.This is a developing story.last_img read more

Penguins rally past Maple Leafs 6-5 in shootout

first_imgPittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin, left, puts the game-winning goal behind Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) to end a shootout during an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins spent the first 25 minutes against the Toronto Maple Leafs showcasing all of their flaws, from defensive breakdowns to spotty goaltending to questionable decision-making.Then they spent the next 40 providing a reminder why they remain one of the most potent teams in the NHL.Evgeni Malkin picked up his first two-goal game in more than 18 months and added the game-winner in the shootout and Pittsburgh rallied by the stunned Maple Leafs 6-5 on Wednesday night.“That game was all over the place,” Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma said.So was Bylsma’s team, which fell behind 4-1 and 5-3 — looking comical at times in the process — before getting its act together in the third period.Malkin and James Neal both scored in the third to tie it up, with Malkin and Sidney Crosby beating Toronto’s Jonathan Bernier in the shootout as Pittsburgh narrowly avoided its third three-game losing streak of the season.“Give everyone credit for sticking with it, because that first 25 minutes is as ugly as it gets,” Crosby said.Chris Conner and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh while Crosby added two assists to lift his point total to a league-leading 33. Rookie Jeff Zatkoff stopped 11 of 13 shots after replacing ineffective starter Marc-Andre Fleury less than a minute into the second period.“Jeff came in and made the stops he needed to make and played heads up,” Bylsma said.Having the third period off helped too. Toronto didn’t record a single shot over the final 25 minutes of play and went 0 for 2 in the shootout.James van Riemsdyk scored twice and added an assist for the Maple Leafs. Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri also scored for Toronto, but the Maple Leafs lost their way after taking a big lead.“I thought we did some good things for parts of the game, but obviously against a team like that you give them an inch and they’re going to take it all,” van Riemsdyk said.While the Maple Leafs fizzled, there were no problems for the Penguins, who peppered Bernier with a season-high 48 shots. The goaltender made 43 stops, but went just 1 for 3 in the shootout.The Penguins have won 12 straight games against goaltenders making their first career starts against Pittsburgh.It’s a streak that appeared in jeopardy when Bozak put the Maple Leafs ahead 5-3 with 5 seconds left in the second period by tapping a lazy rebound by Zatkoff.Instead, it proved to be the last sign of offense from Toronto. Pittsburgh’s decimated defense, which lost star Paul Martin for 4 to 6 weeks earlier in the day with a fractured leg, clamped down and let Malkin, Crosby company go to work.“We received the whole third period,” Toronto coach Randy Carlyle said. “We didn’t skate, we didn’t forecheck, we didn’t establish much.”Neal’s sixth goal in his past five games pulled Pittsburgh within 5-4 at 3:46 of the third and Malkin tied it less than four minutes later when he stood in front of the crease and nudged a scrambling Bernier into the net then tucked the puck under the sprawled goaltender.“Slow start but we need to play whole 60 minutes,” Malkin said. “Not a great game for us but two points, it’s fine.”Toronto managed to extend the game through overtime, but was no match against Zatkoff in the shootout. Zatkoff stuffed Bozak and David Clarkson in the first two rounds, and after Crosby easily beat Bernier to give the Penguins the advantage, Malkin wrapped up the comeback by firing a wrist shot over the exhausted goaltender’s right arm.Pittsburgh dominated for stretches early, but the Maple Leafs kept effectively counter punching.Van Riemsdyk and Kadri helped the Maple Leafs take an early 2-1 lead and things only got worse for Fleury early in the second. He failed to clear the puck behind the net, instead feeding it directly to van Riemsdyk, who pushed it across the goal to make it 3-1 just 13 seconds into the period. That was all for Fleury, stopped just eight of the 11 shots he faced.Zatkoff didn’t exactly settle in quietly. Another Pittsburgh turnover allowed Bozak to set up a wide-open Kessel for a one-time that pushed Toronto’s lead to 4-1 just 29 seconds after Fleury skated to the bench.Pittsburgh drew within a goal as Malkin and Letang scored on consecutive power plays, but the hard work seemed to evaporate in the final moments of the second as Zatkoff failed to control a rebound on a van Riemsdyk slap shot and the puck just sat in the crease for Bozak to tap in with just 5 seconds remaining in one of the weirder 20 minutes of the season for both teams.It set the stage for what Bylsma called the best 25 minutes he’s seen from his team in quite some time.NOTES: The Penguins went 3 for 5 on the power play. … Malkin’s last multiple-goal game came on March 22, 2012, against Nashville. … Toronto played without F Joffrey Lupul, who strained his groin in the second period of Monday’s loss to the Blue Jackets. … A crowd of 18,660 showed up the night before Thanksgiving to provide the Penguins with their 300th straight sellout.last_img read more

8/14 – Red Bank Water Pressure Could Be Impacted Temporarily by…

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK — Borough workers will be conducting fire hydrant flow testing Thursday evening into early Friday morning on a portion of Broad Street.The testing will be done on Broad Street between Monmouth and West Front streets between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.The testing may  affect water pressure in the area, but it is necessary to determine available water supply for building fire-protection systems, according to borough’s fire protection sub-code official .last_img

Commentary: Keansburg – The Best Kept Secret

first_imgContributed by Cliff Moore |Keansburg has more to celebrate this year than its Centennial. There are over 50 new events planned to take place this year on the beach. The events include festivals, bull riding rodeos, free movies and concerts, beer gardens, food truck events, fireworks, and much more. Gratitude Migration is returning for its third year with an anticipated 3,500 attendees camping on the beach in a three-day festival in July. The NY/NJ Baykeeper will be offering free kayak rides on the Bay in August. Keansburg’s free beach was rebuilt since Sandy and the low waves from the Bay make it perfect for young families. Our Centennial Weekend in October will be three days of concerts, a parade, carnivals, a petting zoo, beer gardens, fireworks and many family-oriented activities throughout the town. Public transportation makes getting to the beach, amusement and water parks inexpensive and convenient.The newly formed Keansburg Business Alliance has reenergized the commercial growth with new restaurants, as well as a Muay Thai Gym and Wrestling Club.The Raritan Bay Brewery will be opening in the Fall of 2017 and the Pier 260 Restaurant is starting construction this month and scheduled to open by the summer of 2018. This $3 million project is a three-story restaurant and roof top bar that will have panoramic views of the Bay and New York skyline. There is currently over $70 million in projects under construction with $50 million on the drawing board. The Borough Council is also providing tax abatements and/or exemptions for the construction of commercial or industrial structures for five years.On July 5, 2016, The New York Post reported “Keansburg, NJ is the No. 1 Bargain Beach Town in the country, according to a report by RealtyTrac.” DrSketchy Asbury Park is spearheading the Keansburg Mural Project where six unique artists will be adding art and beauty by way of murals to Keansburg. The town has passed ordinances for more strict code enforcement to help improve and stimulate visual improvement to some of the Super Storm Sandy-affected areas still recovering.We are open for business and invite you to visit our town and see for yourself the tremendous opportunities and potential offered by our community. See why our once troubled community is becoming the best-kept secret and newest gem in the Bayshore. Subscribe to our blog, TheKeansburgConnection.com for more information, updates and opportunities.Cliff MooreKeansburg Economic Community Development CoordinatorThis Commentary was first published in the May 11-18, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Warriors’ injury woes: Looney, Smailagić casualties in practice No. 2

first_imgAlen Smailagic (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)SAN FRANCISCO — On Monday, Golden State’s center depth looked thin. By Wednesday, it was bordering on non-existent.The Warriors received a set of blows during practice as coach Steve Kerr announced Kevon Looney tweaked his hamstring and Alen Smailagić rolled his ankle. Practice was cut short because of the  injuries.Kevon Looney (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)“It is what it is,” Kerr said.Related Articles Warr …last_img

Google Launches a Solar Estimator

first_imgHelping allay fears about costsThe cost of solar panels has fallen dramatically in the last few years, but installing a residential system still isn’t cheap. So answering questions about costs is a major benefit of the project, The Post said. The software draws on information from banks and other financial institutions in predicting long-term savings, a Google public affairs officer told the newspaper.For example, at 112 Stanley Street in Redwood City, California, modeling based on an aerial photograph of the neighborhood predicts that 1,699 square feet of rooftop could be used for solar panels, enough to support a solar array with a capacity of 4.5 kilowatts. The program compares 20-year savings when the panels are bought outright, leased from the installer, or bought with a loan. (In this instance, the program estimates savings of $23,000 when panels are bought outright, nearly twice as much as either of the other two options.)Project Sunroof was developed by Google engineer Carl Elkin, who took advantage of a company program allowing employees to devote 20% of their work time to projects of their own choosing. The project could be expanded to other parts of the country in the months ahead.“As a volunteer with the Boston-based solar program Solarize Massachusetts and a solar homeowner myself, I’ve always been surprised at how many people I encounter who think that ‘my roof isn’t sunny enough for solar,’ or ‘solar is just too expensive,’” Elkin writes in a post at Google’s Green Blog. ”Certainly many of them are missing out on a chance to save money and be green.”If your address isn’t currently in an area served by the program, you can leave it with Google and you’ll receive a note when your area is covered. A pilot program just launched by Google gives homeowners in a few U.S. cities an estimate of how of their rooftops could be used for photovoltaic panels, and how much money they could save annually by installing them.For now, Project Sunroof is available only for some addresses in and around three cities: San Francisco, Calif.; Fresno, Calif.; and Boston, Massachusetts. Plug in an address, and (if the address is listed in the database) up pops an analysis based on weather patterns and 3D modeling of the roof and nearby trees.Users can tell the program what an average monthly power bill looks like, and then toggle between lease, loan and buy options to compare savings with each. The program also links users with solar installers in their area, according to an article in The Washington Post. PVWatts Calculator is similarAnyone considering the installation of a solar system can already get basic information about the solar potential of a building site with the PVWatts Calculator, a program developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.It allows the entry of many more variables than does the Google program — such as the tilt of the roof, the predicted loss of the system and whether racks will be fixed or tracking — but it has less site-specific information.It’s based on information for nearby weather stations, not a specific address, and without aerial photos to work with there’s no way to account for the size and orientation of the roof, or whether it’s affected by overhanging trees or nearby buildings.Preliminary estimates that PVWatts produces would have to be fine-tuned with more sophisticated design tools. But the same could be said of estimates produced by Project Sunroof.last_img read more

“Camera Tossing” Fad Gets Serious With Nikon Patent

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Multimedia#photography What Nikon Has In MindIn Nikon’s camera toss patent, a velocity sensor and accelerometer would be used to make snapping the picture more precise. Using speed and positioning, the accelerometer should be able to determine when and at what point in the thrown arc the best photo can be captured.Nikon’s patent also addresses the issue of protecting the camera in case you miss it on the way down – incorporating a collapsible lens and an impact resistant frame. Nikon Rumors has a Web-translated version of the patent with diagrams in Japanese that show the gist of how the technology would work.If you’re itching to throw a camera into the air, you may have to risk your current camera for a while. Although Nikon’s patent has been published, there’s no news yet on whether or how soon you’ll be able to catch an actual camera that uses the technology. Among a certain class of shutterbugs, there’s a whole new genre called “camera toss” photography. Nikon knows about the phenomenon, apparently, because last week a patent from the company was published that shows how it’s planning to build this feature into a new kind of camera.What Is Camera Tossing?Camera toss photography, or kinetic photography, is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. You set the timer, toss your camera into the air and hope for the best.It may sound accidental, but done properly, the results can be impressive. So impressive, that the fad has taken on a life of its own. There are several camera toss groups on Flickr, including one with almost 9,000 members. Countless websites, even Wired, have tutorials on camera tossing techniques.That matters, because there are many different “tossing” techniques that can result in different kinds of photos.First, keep in mind that height isn’t the objective. It’s more about arc, rotation and light. The more the camera rotates, the more variation you’ll have and the photo could take on a more abstract look.If you’re able to keep the lens focused on a certain point (say, on you) you could get a neat picture of the ground rotating around the subject.The higher the throw the more ground you cover, the more chaotic the throw, the more erratic the image.Check out these photos from the Camera Tossing Flickr group pool for more examples of the technique can accomplish. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img Image credits: Alin S.(top), JohnPaul Golaski (middle) and David Hull (bottom). christina ortiz Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more